Real Madrid president Florentino Perez is not planning ‘the biggest spending spree in history’ after all – claiming that he already has the best players at the club.
The Sun claimed earlier this month that Madrid would target Eden Hazard, Sergio Aguero, David de Gea, Paul Pogba and Robert Lewandowski after being hit by a transfer ban after breaching FIFA rules on Under-18 players.
But Perez has told France Football: “We will not sign players during the winter market but this has nothing to do with the punishment. It is because we have the best players and the best trainer.
“The ban is very hurtful and it is very serious to stain the image of Madrid with this.
“We are convinced that it is all an error and it is ridiculous to think that Real Madrid is to be punished over a matter of protecting minors when children have always been a priority for us.”
Real Madrid are currently third in La Liga, four points behind Barcelona and Atletico Madrid.